Hank Grant wins's Artist of the Month prize for April 2010

Top Quote With a smooth and polished sound that anchors his soulful and honest songwriting, Hank Grant has been chosen as's first country artist to receive the Artist of the Month prize. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 01, 2010 - With all the spiky-haired wannabe rockers and 'tween pop stars masquerading as country artists these days, singer/songwriter Hank Grant serves as a welcomed reminder that real country music is alive and well.

    Grant's polished tenor recalls the smooth and confident tone of Kenny Chesney, minus the pseudo-Calypso, modern-day Jimmy Buffet angle. In other words, it's a man's voice. Grant has the resume to back up the everyman quality of the characters in his songs. The Arkansas-born crooner is a former Oklahoma police officer who dropped everything and moved to Nashville to hone his craft in earnest. He also has the distinguished honor of being chosen as's first country artist to win the Artist of the Month prize.

    Grant's songs tell stories that are refreshingly authentic and surprisingly personal. The material ranges in topic from ballads of wistful regret to classic fun-loving country swings. "Sounds of Freedom" recounts Grant's struggles through a divorce with endearing honesty while "Stuck Again" is a breezy ode to the simple pleasures of winching a truck out of the mud.

    Aided by songwriting partners Bill Hall and Dave Younger, Grant has carved out a brand of honest-to-goodness country that celebrates the "average Joe" point-of-view. Grant credits Hall and Younger with helping him hone and polish his songs into a tightly produced package.

    "I'm more of an idea man," Grant said. "But those guys can tell a story about an ant crossing an ant hill and make it interesting."

    Grant first came to the attention of the Stereofame community after winning the "Like Dandelion Dust" Movie Soundtrack contest in 2009 with his song "What I Wouldn't Give."

    "I call it my musical eBay," Grant said of Stereofame. "I've won a lot of stuff on Stereofame, and I try to tell people to go to it because it's really a unique site. I've pretty much given up on every other site out there and instead, focus solely on Stereofame."

    As long as Grant continues to pour his heart and soul into his music, he'll continue to be a fixture in the Stereofame community.

    As Stereofame's April 2010 Artist of the Month, Grant will get valuable exposure to an international audience in addition to a $1,000 prize. Stereofame is a one-of-a-kind community where artists are judged objectively by the listening audience. Artists gather more points as they rise in rank and refer their fans from other sites. Plus, artists can sell their music here too, so they're getting serious points while making money, something iTunes doesn't offer!

    Listeners are also rewarded for their input, as they can earn points for listening to a song and giving it a "thumbs up or down," and writing thoughtful reviews. They can help talented artists get the attention they deserve by signing artists to their virtual record label and then promoting their signed artists to their friends. Of course, fans get tons of points for buying music and bringing people to the site, too. All these points can be cashed in for various prizes such as iPods, musical equipment, gift cards and more.

    Think you've got what it takes to be Stereofame's next Artist of the Month? Then go to and upload three songs to And if you're a fan, log on to today to help some of tomorrow's biggest and brightest stars get heard and earn some sweet prizes at the same time!

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